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Forum topic by newbiepete posted 09-26-2016 01:36 PM 328 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-26-2016 01:36 PM

Haven’t been able to find any information on whether any of the sliding table saws will fit through a 30” doorway (and then down some steps). I am looking for a used model, but have been unsuccessful so far. There are no showrooms close or anyone selling anything close for me to take a look and measure, and I have gotten mixed answers from the people selling used equipment (brokers?) I figure I will have to take off the slider and the top and maybe even remove the motor (to make it lighter?) and then realign everything once I get it into my basement. Am I crazy? If I continue to have no luck finding a used saw, then I might buy a new grizzly 10” slider – specs say the footprint is 25 1/2 X 28 (G0623X), but when I emailed about whether this would fit, I just received a standard reply that just repeated info from the website. Thanks so much for any help.


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#1 posted 09-26-2016 01:47 PM

I have a sliding table miter saw I got in my basement through the door. The base was removable but I did not need to. I would guess the door was 34” or 36” wide. I could move the saw in pieces through a much smaller opening.

But I suspect you are not referring to a sliding table miter saw, but a big heavy saw with a sliding table. And I cannot comment on that.

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#2 posted 09-26-2016 02:35 PM

A couple of years ago I put a new Hammer K-3 sliding table saw (http://hammerusa.com/products/list/category/c86c349f4d4bac7f1012/region/us-us) through a 34” wide basement door. I’ll have to say it was close! You might consider taking the molding from around the door. The real problem I see is the stairs. These machines are heavy. The Hammer saw weighs 800 pounds assembled. Maybe a block and tackle and a “sled” to slide it down the stairs. And God help you if you have to reverse the procedure one day in the future!

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#3 posted 09-27-2016 03:21 AM

Is the slider portion on the hammer k3 removable? This is one of the models I’m looking into. I was advised to just get one of the add on sliders, but cost would be about the same for me by the time i upgrade my contractor saw. Anyone with an opinion on how these work compared to a true slider?

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#4 posted 09-27-2016 01:43 PM

As I recall, the slider was already installed on the saw when it came. It doesn’t really add any width to the saw as the base is directly under it. Great saw! Deadly accurate!!! If the dimension or angle shown on the saw is used, you can be sure that’s what you get! Best saw I EVER had! I suggest you call Hammer USA and discuss the exact dimensions of the stripped down saw and its weight to get the facts.

Planeman

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#5 posted 09-27-2016 08:47 PM

Thanks for your responses. I put in an email request to Felder a few days ago and a call back request today for info, but no response yet. I got a quote on a used Poitras 48” slider (TS 121) but I think it is an add on slider – looks like the blade is far away from the slider ($2000 plus $625 for shipping- still cheaper than the grizzly G0623X), but I think I would like to use the slider for ripping and so probably want longer.

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#6 posted 10-05-2016 10:41 PM

Planeman,
What length table do you have and is it usually long enough? Is the rip fence on the machine adequate for ripping boards that are too long for the slider? Do you mind posting a picture of or better explain your “mobile base” with the casters? Thanks.

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